Influenza 2023

2023 Influenza Vaccination Information

From April 2023, free influenza vaccines will be available to eligible people under the National Immunisation Program.

Information regarding the 2023 influenza vaccination program is available to assist providers with the management, roll-out and implementation of flu vaccine clinics.

Eligibility for free influenza vaccine

Free seasonal influenza vaccine is funded under the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for the following groups at higher risk of complications from influenza:

  • all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over
  • all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age
  • all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions
  • pregnant women
  • people aged 65 years and over

Influenza information sheets

ATAGI: Advice on seasonal influenza vaccines in 2023

Department of Health: 2023 Influenza vaccination – Program advice for vaccination providers

NSW Health: 2023 influenza vaccine presentation and free vaccine eligibility

NSW Health: General Practice and Pharmacy information

Influenza websites

NSW Health: 2023 seasonal influenza vaccination

Influenza resources

Department of Health: Getting vaccinated against influenza – collection

NSW Health: Health Professionals, Aboriginal people, Community, and translated resources

SKAI: Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation – communication tools

NCIRS: Influenza resources

Pregnant women – free influenza vaccine

The flu vaccine is free for all pregnant women and is recommended for every pregnancy. Getting vaccinated against influenza during pregnancy will protect both mother and baby from a highly contagious viral infection that can have serious complications.

See website: MumBubVax

See infosheet: The influenza vaccine for pregnant women

Children under 5 years – free influenza vaccine

The flu vaccine is free for all children aged six months to under five years.

Flu vaccines are recommended for babies and children every year from the time they are six months old.

See infosheet: Why does my child need a flu shot?

Key Actions Checklist:

ASAP: Influenza Vaccination Provider Toolkit – Download and review information

6 March: Confirm pre-allocation flu vaccine order – Review and confirm vaccine pre-order on the NSW Vaccine Centre portal

Mid-April: Receive delivery of flu vaccine pre-allocation order – Acknowledge receipt of delivery on the NSW Vaccine Centre portal